Robert David Steele
Robert David Steele, the founder of the modern Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) movement who is also the proponent for a national Open Source (Technologies) Agency, is now offering a free 1-3 hour “needs & feeds” workshop tailored to each individual government client, on Collection Requirements, Evaluation & Open Source Solutions.
Topics covered include Philosophy of Intelligence, Holistic Analytics & Analytic Models, True Cost Economics, Collection Requirements Management, Budget Building through Critical Evaluation, and Passive OSINT, Active OSINT, & Black OSINT. Invitations from Embassies in Washington DC are most welcome.
Anthony “Tony” Kimery is Editor-in-Chief and co-founder in 2004 of Homeland Security Today, a combination of print and online magazine that addresses homeland security, military engagement in homeland security, intelligence, counter-terrorism, counter-narcotics, and counterintelligence.
Among the notable awards Kimery has received since joining Homeland Security Today include the American Society of Business Publication Editors’ (ASBPE) 2015 Mid-Atlantic Region Silver Impact/Investigative Award for the March 2014 cover report, Deadly Patrol, and a Bronze Feature Article General Interest Award for the April/May 2014 cover article, The Jester Speaks.
John D. Caputo
John D. Caputo is the author of Truth: Philosophy in Transit, a Nobel-level treatise that will be distributed to all participants in the conference. Truth is a conversation — an open conversation — in which the infinite possibilities of man, God, and the Cosmos must be allowed to evolve and become. The future of truth is OPEN, mysterious, Godly, cosmic, HYBRID, without borders, complex, and immortal.
Professor Caputo is the Thomas J. Watson Professor Emeritus for Religion and Humanities at Syracuse University, now retired in Philadelphia, PA.
Professor Caputo specializes in continental philosophy of religion, working on approaches to religion and theology in the light of contemporary phenomenology, hermeneutics and deconstruction, and also the presence in continental philosophy of radical religious and theological motifs. He has special interests in the “religion without religion” of Jacques Derrida; the “theological turn” taken in recent French phenomenology (Jean-Luc Marion and others); the critique of onto-theology; the question of post-modernism as “post-secularism;” the dialogue of contemporary philosophy with St. Augustine; the recent interest shown by philosophers in St. Paul; the link between Kierkegaard and deconstruction; Heidegger’s early theological writings on Paul and Augustine; “secular” and “death of God” theology (Altizer, Vattimo, Zizek); medieval metaphysics and mysticism.
Gary Price is an American librarian and one of the foremost cataloguers of the “invisible web” whose reputation was first established by his co-founding and co-editing of ResourceShelf and DocuTicker, in partnership with Shirl Kennedy. In 2001 The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can’t See was published, co-authored with Chris Sherman. He is widely recognized for his ability to blend tools and knowledge to discover the 90% or more of the relevant information available in the shallow (indexed) and deep (unindexed) web. Today he continues to support jinfo (formerly FreePint) and publishes infoDOCKET.
Ahmet S. Yayla
Ahmet S. Yayla, Ph.D. is co‐author of the just released book, ISIS Defectors: Inside Stories of the Terrorist Caliphate. He is Deputy Director of the International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism (ICSVE) and is also Adjunct Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He formerly served as Professor and the Chair of the Sociology Department at Harran University in Turkey. He is the former Chief of Counterterrorism and Operations Division for the Turkish National Police with a 20‐year career interviewing terrorists.
Colin Ehren is an Internet Investigation Consultant with an extensive experience of Government, Police, Corporate and Private Sector investigations. His work encompasses Consultancy, Investigations, Capacity Building and Training.
A former Detective in the Metropolitan Police Confidential Unit, New Scotland Yard, he was UK Government vetted to a high level and was responsible for the development of Confidential and higher classified intelligence by technical exploitation of the Internet, Open and Grey Source material. His work encompassed Organised Crime, Counter Terrorism, National Security, Anti-Corruption, Economic Crime and Child Exploitation related investigations and developed investigation strategies and training in support of these. Upon his retirement from the Police in 2010, he was one of the most experienced Internet Investigators and Trainers in the UK.
As a Consultant Expert and Trainer he has worked with the Basel Institute on Governance, StAR – World Bank, International Forum on Countering Corruption in Procurement (Panama), MANS (NGO), Serious Organised Crime Agency (now NCA), UNODC and CEPOL.
Colin has trained in excess of 5000 Officers, Investigators, Analysts, Researchers and Managers across UK, Europe, South America and Uganda.
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Greg Satell is the author of a brilliant new book that will be distributed at the conference, Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age, to be published by McGraw-Hill in the spring of 2017. He has been SVP for Strategy & Innovation at Moxie International (a division of Publicis Groupe); Co-CEO of OK Media; and is a regular contributor to to Forbes and Harvard Business Review as well as publisher of his own blog, DigitalTonto.
Stephen E. Arnold
Stephen E. Arnold has 40 years experience in the information technology domain, beginning with his work on First.gov. he is the author of many books including three on Google (The Google Legacy, Google Version 2.0, and Google: The Digital Gutenberg) and among the foremost critical observers of the enterprise search marketplace. He has created original Internet capabilities (such as Point — in the top 5% of the Internet at the time) and has been or is an advisor to a wide variety of public and private sector organizations. His most recent book is CyberOSINT: Next Generation Information Access. His newest lecture is Dark Web and Tor Investigative Tools: Tactics, New Products, and Ongoing Developments.
Harrison Owen is the inventor of Open Space Technology (OST). Below are links to reviews of his two most important books. At his home page (click on the photo) are links to Papers and other gold nuggets.
Review: Wave Rider: Leadership for High Performance in a Self-Organizing World
Review: The Practice of Peace
“Learning as Transformation” is one of his more important and most widely-read online papers.
Harrison Owen @ Phi Beta Iota
Andrew Garfield, a U.S citizen since 2010, served in the British military and then as a senior civilian intelligence officer, finishing his U.K. government service as a policy advisor in the UK Ministry of Defense (MOD). His specializations included Counter Terrorism (CT), Counter Insurgency Operations (COIN) and Information Operations (IO).
From 2003 until 2010 he taught modules on a U.S. Army officers course held at Fort Bragg NC. Between 2005 and 2006, he was head of operations for a U.S. Strategic Communications company providing in-country public relations support to Multi National Corp Iraq (MNC-I). From 2005 to 2012 he was also a senior lecturer for the Naval Post Graduate School pre-deployment program for all U.S. Army commanders and staffs from Brigade to Corps level serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. In this capacity, he gave lectures on CT, COIN, IO and population or Human Terrain research to over 150 Corps, Division, and Brigade commanders and their staffs.
In 2006, Mr Garfield founded Glevum Associates LLC, a company that specializes in conducting population research and program evaluation and monitoring in conflict and post conflict societies. This has included in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, the Yemen and Lebanon. His company has conducted over 200 polls and thousands of focus groups and depth interviews (over 750,000 interviews in total), asking mission critical questions of all sections of these troubled societies. This has even included interviewing dozens of active members of the Taliban and conducting reliable and accurate polling during the last two Afghan Presidential elections. These interviews were undertaken in the most dangerous locales, often in the midst of conflict and major operations and at great risk and cost to the field researchers (seven researchers have been killed). The analysis of this data has provided vital insights into, the attitudes, needs, wants, communications and behaviours of contested populations – the key terrain in modern conflict.
“You can only understand a country if you engage directly with its people.”
Andrew is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI).
Andrew Garfield @ Phi Beta Iota